25.08.2020

# New Publications

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Hanssen, S.V.; et al. (2020): The climate change mitigation potential of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

Hanssen, S. V.; Daioglou, V.; Steinmann, Z. J. N.; Doelman, J. C.; van Vuuren, D. P.; Huijbregts, M. A. J. (2020): The climate change mitigation potential of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. In Nat. Clim. Chang. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-0885-y.

"Here we perform a global spatially explicit analysis of life-cycle GHG emissions for lignocellulosic crop-based BECCS. We show that negative emissions greatly depend on biomass cultivation location, treatment of original vegetation, the final energy carrier produced and the evaluation period considered."

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24.08.2020

# New Publications

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Fajardy, Mathilde; Mac Dowell, Niall (2020): Recognizing the Value of Collaboration in Delivering Carbon Dioxide Removal

Fajardy, Mathilde; Mac Dowell, Niall (2020): Recognizing the Value of Collaboration in Delivering Carbon Dioxide Removal. In One Earth 3 (2), pp. 214–225. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.014.

"This study explores the mechanisms behind cost-optimal BECCS deployment with evolving regional CO2 removal targets and energy sectors to provide insights into the ways in which different regional players will interact as a function of their bio-geophysical endowments and their ability to trade these assets. An important finding is that inter-regional cooperation—in choosing the right burden-sharing principle to establish regional targets—and collaboration—in trading negative emissions credits and biomass—are central to sustainably and affordably meeting these targets."

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24.08.2020

# New Publications

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ICR (2020): Carbon Removal Fact Sheets

ICR (2020): Carbon Removal Fact Sheets.

"The production of these fact sheets was supported by a grant from The New York Community Trust."

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29.07.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Research Associate (Fixed Term) at the Cambridge Judge Business School

Deadline: 06. September 2020

"The Research Associate will support a new pan-European, multi-institution consortium (NEGEM) focused on assessing carbon dioxide gas removal (CDR) options such as bioenergy with CCS (BECCS), direct air capture of CO2 with CO2 storage (DACCS), enhanced weathering, afforestation, soil carbon sequestration and other negative emissions technologies and practices (NETPs)."

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29.07.2020

# Political Papers

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Thrän, Daniela; et al. (2020): Roles of bioenergy in energy system pathways towards a “well-below-2-degrees-Celsius (WB2)” world

Thrän, Daniela; Cowie, Annette; Berndes, Göran (2020): Roles of bioenergy in energy system pathways towards a “well-below-2-degrees-Celsius (WB2)” world. Workshop report and synthesis of presented studies. IEA BioEnergy.

"Under the IEA Bioenergy Inter-task project ‘The Role of Bioenergy in a WB2/SDG world’, a workshop was held in Berlin, on 25 November 2019. The objective of the workshop was to examine, synthesize and disseminate information from recent studies that investigate how bioenergy and associated technologies may contribute to achieving the reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are needed to meet the WB2 target. The report summarises the workshop contributions and discussions, assesses the role of bioenergy in WB2 strategies, identifies the current state of knowledge as well as gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed."

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27.07.2020

# Projects

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Project: NEGEM - Quantifying and Deploying Responsible Negative Emissions

"A team of scientists together with climate and policy experts from leading international organizations in 11 countries*, grouped under the new Horizon 2020 project NEGEM, will quantify and assess the feasibility and the realistic potential of carbon dioxide removal, as a supplementary strategy to emission mitigation."

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23.07.2020

# Media

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Euractiv: The Dutch have decided: Burning biomass is not sustainable

"The Netherlands should phase out the use of biomass for generating electricity as soon as possible, the advisory board of the Dutch government said in a report presented earlier this month."

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20.07.2020

# New Publications

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Sagues, W.J.; et al. (2020): Prospects for bioenergy with carbon capture & storage (BECCS) in the United States pulp and paper industry

Sagues, W. J.; Jameel, H.; Sanchez, D. L.; Park, S. (2020): Prospects for bioenergy with carbon capture & storage (BECCS) in the United States pulp and paper industry. In Energy & Environmental Science. DOI: 10.1039/D0EE01107J.

"Here, we analyze the technical and economic potential of integrating carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) technologies at pulp and paper mills in the US through top-down, industry-wide screening and bottom-up, chemical process modeling techniques."

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09.07.2020

# Media

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CarbonBrief: Where in the UK might be suitable for BECCS?

"As global temperature rise pushes past 1C above pre-industrial levels, the time remaining to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement becomes increasingly tight."

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09.07.2020

# New Publications

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Cox, Emily; et al. (2020): Public perceptions of carbon dioxide removal in the United States and the United Kingdom

Cox, Emily; Spence, Elspeth; Pidgeon, Nick (2020): Public perceptions of carbon dioxide removal in the United States and the United Kingdom. In Nat. Clim. Chang. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-0823-z.

"Here we report a mixed-methods study on public perceptions of CDR in the United States and the United Kingdom, focusing on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, direct air capture and terrestrial enhanced rock weathering."

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